Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Do you have time enough?

Have you heard of the terms "time famine," "time poor," "time affluence" or "hurry sickness"?

All of these terms have been coined to describe the phenomenon we in the West, at least, seem to experience. "Time famine" refers to the constant feeling of being so rushed and busy all the time. We're starving; we never have enough time. In fact, in our society, we almost wear that as a badge of honor. "See how busy (and important) I am!"

"Time poor" is the same thing as "time famine." You simply feel you don't have enough time to get everything done.

"Time affluence" is the feeling of having enough time—or perhaps even more time than you need. That's pretty rare, isn't it? Have you even felt that in the last year or years?

"Hurry sickness" illustrates how most of us are caught up in the rush. We may have time-saving devices, but we're rushing here and there, never feeling as though we can slow down and just "be." We can never just sit still and relax.

Are you resonating with any of these terms? Would you like to change how this shows up in your life? If you feel "time poor" or suffer from a "time famine," what can you do to change that? You are the only one who can make choices to do so. What can you let go so that you'll have enough time for what's important to you?

Whatever you decide, make choices today that support the lifestyle you want. If it means better boundaries or learning to say "No" to extra activities, work on that. Work on finding that Still Point inside where you can simply "be." If you wish to discuss any of this, I invite you to contact me for a complimentary coaching session.

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